magnetic resonance imaging

noun

Definition of magnetic resonance imaging

: a noninvasive diagnostic technique that produces computerized images of internal body tissues and is based on nuclear magnetic resonance of atoms within the body induced by the application of radio waves

called also MRI

Examples of magnetic resonance imaging in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In healthy subjects screened with cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), hs-cTns were associated with cardiac morphology (that is, cardiac mass and volume). Christos Varounis, Scientific American, 3 Nov. 2021 The problem is that meridians and qi do not show up on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computed tomography (CT), or any other sort of modern medical equipment. Ian Johnson, The New York Review of Books, 20 Oct. 2021 Knowing that Black women die from breast cancer at a much higher rate than white women, Lee carefully weighed her options, which included frequent risk-monitoring via a combination of mammograms, ultrasounds and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Essence, 4 Oct. 2021 An essential tool to diagnose the disease is magnetic resonance imaging or MRI testing, in which doctors look for bright white spots indicating disease activity inthe brain and spinal cord. Jack Guy, CNN, 11 Aug. 2021 The neurologist, Dawn says, told her that a magnetic resonance imaging scan of his brain was comparable to that of an 85-year-old. Patrick Hruby, Washington Post, 30 Aug. 2021 Just before the pandemic, researchers scanned his brain using a magnetic resonance imaging machine. al, 25 Aug. 2021 Three days later, magnetic resonance imaging confirmed his guess. Anne Saker, The Enquirer, 11 Aug. 2021 The Twins sent Buxton for a magnetic resonance imaging test during Thursday's day off, and the MRI revealed no structural damage in his right hip, where a strain has kept him sidelined for seven weeks. Phil Miller, Star Tribune, 18 June 2021

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First Known Use of magnetic resonance imaging

1977, in the meaning defined above

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“Magnetic resonance imaging.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/magnetic%20resonance%20imaging. Accessed 16 Jan. 2022.

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magnetic resonance imaging

noun

English Language Learners Definition of magnetic resonance imaging

: a method used to produce images of the inside of a person's body by means of a strong magnetic field

magnetic resonance imaging

noun

Medical Definition of magnetic resonance imaging

: a noninvasive diagnostic technique that produces computerized images of internal body tissues and is based on nuclear magnetic resonance of atoms within the body induced by the application of radio waves

called also MRI

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